What motivates a person to return to work after injury?
As nominations flow in from all over Queensland for the state's
most prestigious Return to work Awards, Q-COMP asks the question of
case managers, Rehabilitation and return to work coordinators,
injured workers and employers who have all been a part of a
successful return to work program.
With almost 300 nominations received across four award categories,
Q-COMP is reaching out to anyone in the state who deserves to be
recognised by the industry and their peers to submit an awards
application before the close of nominations on 2 July 2010.
The theme for this year's awards, "Above & Beyond", celebrates
the essence of what this event is all about; the essential work
undertaken to develop and improve a strong return to work
Nominating is quick and easy, and can be done by an individual
wishing to share their motivations or by a friend who thinks there
is someone who deserves the acknowledgement of the industry.
Q-COMP's Return to work Awards 2010 has four categories,
consisting of nine awards covering all aspects of the return to
Lesley Crawley, a winner from the Injured Worker Achievement Award
category at the 2009 Return to work Awards, believes participating
in the awards was an excellent opportunity to recognise and reward
her motivation during the rehabilitation and eventual return to
"Q-COMP's awards are an amazing initiative that really captures how
hard people with an injury have to work to rejoin the workplace.
Motivation is essential when returning to work after a serious
injury and to be recognised for this effort is a wonderful
feeling," said Ms Crawley.
Elizabeth Woods, Chief Executive Officer for Q-COMP, is overwhelmed
by the significant number of strong award nomination applications
"The Return to work Awards is giving individuals and organisations
the opportunity to gain the recognition of their family, friends
and peers as well as the workers' compensation industry. Q-COMP has
already received close to 300 nominations for the Awards, but with
the nomination closing date approaching, it is important everyone
gets an opportunity to have their efforts rewarded," said Ms
"The huge success of last years awards provided some amazing
motivational stories and we are very much looking forward to
building on this success in 2010.
With nine award categories for injured workers, employers, case
managers and Rehabilitation and return to work coordinators, our
awards ensure that everyone who goes above and beyond in their role
is given an opportunity to shine and receive the recognition they
The Return to work Awards recognises each finalist with a
certificate, and each award winner to receive up to $2,000 in prize
The Return to work Conference and Expo is free and open to everyone
who has an active interest in the industry. The expo remains open
and available for anyone to attend, while the Conference will be
capped to a limit of 300 delegates.
Nominations forms, inspirational stories of previous award
finalists and winners and a video with more information about the
awards are available at qcompconference.com.au